11-Year-Old (Supposedly) Bags a Monster Pig
While I was away several regular readers sent me links to the story of eleven-year-old Jamison Stone, who supposedly killed this 1,051 pound wild hog with a pistol. He shot on May 3rd, hitting it eight times with a .50-caliber revolver, chasing it for three hours before he could finish it off. They had to remove the wild hog, which was 9 feet 4 inches from the tip of its snout to the base of its tail, from the woods with a backhoe. If these claims are correct, Stone's trophy would be bigger than Hogzilla, killed in Georgia in 2004. I should add, however, that there's a lot of doubt about the authenticity of this photograph. You can find one of many of the original stories here. A representative article questioning whether this is a hoax here.
As mentioned before in this blog, a movie called The Legend of Hogzilla (official site here) is being filmed in Georgia. Jamison Stone has been offered a small part in it. Perhaps my favorite comment about this story comes from the ever-watchful Mr. Sidetable, who noted "who on earth gives their sixth-grader a .50-caliber pistol?"